Social Networking Giant, Facebook Inc said that “It has removed more than 1.5 million videos related to the New Zealand mosque attack.”
In a tweet on Saturday, Facebook said that “In past 24 hours, we have removed 1.5 million videos related to the New Zealand mosque attack.”
In the first 24 hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload…— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) March 17, 2019
“While more than 1.2 million videos blocked during the upload on its platform,” the tweet added.
The New Zealand mosque attack was carried out on March 15, when the gunman attacked two mosques and live-streamed the shooting for on Facebook for more than 17 minutes and which costs the lives of 50 people in the shootings.
Talking more on the development, Facebook Inc said that “We are also removing all the edited versions of the video that do not show graphic content out of respect for the people affected by the mosque shooting and the concerns of the local authorities.